Friday, September 23, 2011

Ever heard of "Freedom of speech, thought and religion"?

The school had it's annual Beginning of Year Mass yesterday. All of the Roman Catholics in the school have to go to this, but the people of other religions are allowed to stay back in our study hall until near the end when awards are given out.
There is an official register of the religions of the students in our school. I am down as "Church of Ireland", and so am exempt from the mass. However, a friend of mine, who went to the study hall, was on this register as "Roman Catholic", though she is actually atheist; Brid.
In school today, Brid was called out to the principal's office, Ms. Threadgold. We watched her leave the classroom.
About 15 minutes later, she arrived back. Her eyes were bloodshot. She didn't say much.
After class, she told us that Ms. Threadgold ate the head off of her, saying that Brid was a "Disgrace to the school and to the Catholic church". She was then told to apologize to her form teacher, and to one of the nuns in our school, Sr. Madelaine.
In the afternoon, when school finished, and Brid had already apologized to her form teacher, she went up to Sr. Madelaine to apologize.
Sr. Madelaine was the person that told Threadgold about Brid not being at the mass. And she actually apologized to Brid, as she didn't want things to get this far out of control, saying  she never should have mentioned it.

There are a few things that bother me about this.
Firstly, as students, we are actually NOT allowed to change our religion on the official register. So basically, if your parents decide to force their religion into your life, there's not a single thing you can do to change it.
Secondly, Brid was singled out to be given out to, even though there are DOZENS of students who stayed home yesterday so that they would not have to go to mass. They have received no punishment, and have not been shouted at for quarter of an hour either. And whereas Brid was there at the end of the mass, for the awards being handed out, these other people weren't there at all.
And thirdly, the school can supposedly force you to do things depending on your religion. Which, in my opinion, in just plain wrong.

Disputatio tibi posterius.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Over a thousand views :D
Thanks guys! Now, for the 2,000 mark...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Erm... I've had this blog since May 2009. And since then, I have gotten 934 views.
But considering I've had it for about 2 years and 4 months, or 28 months, this would seem to go for about 33 posts a month (Woo windows calculator).


Last month, I got not 33, but 132 views;
Refer back to title.

So basically, thanks! Whoever you are, reading my blog, I thank you for adding 1 to the little counter on the top right.


Disputatio tibi posterius.


It wasn't last month I got those views; it was SO FAR THIS MONTH.
Also, it's gone up to 160 :D

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Solving a mystery because it isn't.

In chemistry in school at the moment, we're doing forensic science. And as part of this module, we have to "Solve a murder". A businessman has been shot at point blank range, there is some evidence around the room he was shot it.
We were given 5 suspects:

The son, the daughter, the housemaid, the gardener, and the handyman:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Where are you coming from?

As much as you may comment as much as you like with answers, the question is rhetorical.
Looking over my stats, I noticed something... Interesting, lets say. The "Traffic Source" list's two first links were both to my friend Josie's blog, Here. So, er, thanks for that :P
And then my third source of views was from my vlog, Here, which I suppose I was half expecting.

And then I'm guessing many of you came here from facebook.

I'm not really sure this has a point.